Sunday, June 5, 2011

What's Your Favorite Woody Allen Movie?

If you even have one. I'm not crazy for his movies, and I'm especially not crazy about his personal life, but he has made many that are pop culture, some would say art culture, icons.

My favorites would include:  

Annie Hall

La-di-da. The breezy Diane Keaton matched up with the neurotic, introspective Allen was such fun and was a snapshot of the times.

Hannah and Her Sisters

with two of my favorite actors, Michael Caine and Diane Wiest.

I've seen many more of his movies, but I find that I prefer when he himself does not appear in them.  They are less self-absorbed and, to me, more interesting.

I also very much liked Match Point.

In my opinion quite a departure from his usual film as this one had a lot of mystery, intrigue and beautiful filming technique. Or to sum it up as it says on the poster "A Marvelously Sexy Thriller".

Today I saw what I now think of as another favorite to add to my list.
Midnight in Paris

 Woody was not present as an actor, but his character and personality were there in the form of Owen Wilson's performance. The city of Paris is a beautiful character in itself and the story line is one that will delight any avid reader of the classics, those that study or appreciate art and those with knowledge of the music from the 1920s.

I know of one fellow blogger, who has just returned from a trip to France herself, who will find this movie to be a delight.  Have you seen it yet Laura?

See it for yourself and let me know what you think!

But, first tell me, do you have a favorite Woody Allen movie - maybe even one of his crazy/silly ones?


Orlando Grandma said...

I have enjoyed most of Woody Allen movies, but my favorite was "Hannah and Her Sisters".and now I just saw }"Paris at Midnight",
thanks to Mr. Tennis and The Boston Lady.

Sharon said...

I'm so glad you posted about Midnight in Paris. I was thinking about going to see it and now I will for sure. Thanks!

Janie Fox said...

I have seen none of these films. Do I live under a rock? I'll have to see the last one...I went to Paris a couple of years ago.

Mr. Connor said...

I have seen a lot of them over the years but really don't have a favorite. Quite different with a lot of things.

Claudia said...

I love Woody Allen's films, but not so much the more recent ones. Favorite: Hannah and her Sisters. I think it is Allen at his absolute best.


Chatty Crone said...

I have to tell you - sorry - I am just not a Woody Allen fan. Sorry.

eggzachary said...

I like all of the ones you mentioned (haven't seen "Paris" yet), and I'd also add "Deconstructing Harry" to the list.

Miss Darcy said...

My mom likes Annie Hall and Match Point and soon to be Paris at Midnight.

Miss Darcy said...

My mom likes Annie Hall and Match Point and of course she will like Paris at Midnight.

Sammy said...

I LOVE "Hannah and Her Sisters" and "Match Point"..."Match Point" was the first movie the writer and I ever saw together in the theater :] We are going to see "Midnight in Paris" this weekend hopefully!